Day: 31 August, 2015

The Fab 40s In Menswear

Menswear motifs are having a moment, so I’ve been told. In my books, however, clothing inspired by menswear was never really a fad. More of a constant presence, adapted with the thoughtful use of accents (be they feminine, colour-related blah blah blah) to make them relevant, fresh, now. So our little tag-you’re-it-style-game did a full round robin and it was my turn yet again to pick a theme for The Fab 40s, I went a little boy-crazy. Well I did not theoretically use anything “borrowed from the boys” (my husband wears a Size 15 1/2 in shirts and my sons are both over 6 feet tall), I did manage to find some rather amazing things in my closet (and Eve’s, shhhh). As you can see, I did my level best to address the time old question, “how to wear masculine pieces in a chic and feminine way”, and injected multiple infusions of whimsy and quirk a la Sheela. This adorable button-down?  Every bit of vintage from the lovely la la land of Hong Kong. Isn’t …